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Can anyone advise a sound card for lowest latency playback with USB MIDI Keyboard Sibelius input?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by UberTiger, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. UberTiger

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2008

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    I've been trying to reduce the latency when recording keyboard input to Sibelius for a friend. There's a bit of lag between the input and the playback of the sound through the speakers, which is incredibly distracting when there's multiple other instruments also playing back while adding to a new instrument.

    I managed to knock the latency down from about 96ms to 42ms by playing with the Audio Engine Options in the settings and this has helped a lot, but I'm wondering if it can be better. The Sibelius site recommends using an ASIO option, which isn't available on the built in sound on the motherboard.

    Can anyone recommend a good sound card for this?
    Is the ASIO implementation likely to be better on a more expensive vs a less expensive card?
    Can anyone who has used this setup advice how much of an improvement in latency this could provide?

    Thanks
     
  2. DataVampire

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  3. UberTiger

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2008

    Posts: 2,902

    Ohh, looks interesting. Thanks, will give that a shot first.
     
  4. DataVampire

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 4, 2005

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    Location: Herefordshire

    Let me know how you get on with it